2007 News Story

Saudi Arabia grants 1,575,214 Hajj visas this year

Saudi embassies and consulates around the world have granted visas to 1,575,214 Hajj pilgrims this year. December 5, 2007 was the final day for visas to be processed.

Indonesian pilgrims topped the list for 2007 with 214,886 visas granted. Argentina had the smallest number of pilgrims at just 15. Notably, there was a considerable increase in Chinese pilgrims this year; the number of visas issued for the Hajj exceeded 10,000 for the first time.